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2014-05-14 02:08:24 PM  
When I go at my plyo box hammer and tongs and then rice the sh*t out of some f*cking cauliflower, it's my duty to tell the world about it.

Brothers and sisters, can I interest you in some literature on the paleo diet?
 
2014-05-14 02:20:34 PM  
This is surprising, because there are about six CrossFit places within five miles of my house. However, I don't have a single friend on Facebook that talks about it. There's one guy who gets tagged in CrossFit pictures, but at least he's not posting them.
 
2014-05-14 02:21:00 PM  
Isn't that what they did with Jesus before they crucified him?

/be careful with that joke, it's an antique
 
2014-05-14 02:29:14 PM  
You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.
 
2014-05-14 02:32:10 PM  
I'm not sure if the google search score counts towards "people who can't shut up about crossift".  I google the name of my gym whenever I want to see what the next day's workout will be, because I'm too lazy to bookmark it.
 
2014-05-14 02:33:46 PM  

serial_crusher: I google the name of my gym whenever I want to see what the next day's workout will be, because I'm too lazy to bookmark it.


Strengthening your core will cure that.
 
2014-05-14 02:41:56 PM  

Diogenes: serial_crusher: I google the name of my gym whenever I want to see what the next day's workout will be, because I'm too lazy to bookmark it.

Strengthening your core will cure that.


Hahaha well played
 
2014-05-14 02:54:07 PM  
For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?
 
2014-05-14 03:02:15 PM  
You can tell of someone does crossfit because they will tell you within three minutes.

/no, I don't care how many burpees you did today
 
2014-05-14 03:04:00 PM  
I don't understand the vitriol for CrossFit.

I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I get that people say "Oh, it's so unsafe" but I can't believe THAT many people are angry about it!
 
2014-05-14 03:05:25 PM  
That's funny, I know one person who posts a lot about cross fit, this list ties Utah for 3rd, and lists Arizona(Where my friend lives) as 14th.

Bad stats are bad.
 
2014-05-14 03:05:30 PM  

brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.


Exactly, Cross fit is horrible on joints and is basically cheating at regular exercises.

Also does anyone have the pic of the exercise fad inventors? All of them are ripped up except the Cross fit guy looks like a pudgy accountant, which is understandable since it made him rich. Gimmicks usually do.
 
2014-05-14 03:05:54 PM  

brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.


QFT. I tried Cross Fit when I was already in pretty good shape. Threw out my back doing dead lifts.
 
2014-05-14 03:06:00 PM  

Diogenes: serial_crusher: I google the name of my gym whenever I want to see what the next day's workout will be, because I'm too lazy to bookmark it.

Strengthening your core will cure that.


Googling is a preferred exercise of Farkers, right up there with derping, raging, wharbling

/posting
//redlighting
///and slashing
 
2014-05-14 03:06:08 PM  
I have a business partner who was really into it.  He really loved it until he tore his rotator cuff on some exercise and had to go through surgery and an excruciating long-term rehabilitation process.
 
2014-05-14 03:07:07 PM  
Does this mean that Pilates is dead?

Oh well, at least the ERs, sports docs and physical therapists will all profit from these morons.
 
2014-05-14 03:07:21 PM  

buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.


I came here to say this.

Jesus H. Christ, no one cares about how your run was today.
 
2014-05-14 03:07:33 PM  

buntz: I don't understand the vitriol for CrossFit.

I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I get that people say "Oh, it's so unsafe" but I can't believe THAT many people are angry about it!


How many marathon trainings have resulted in rhabdomyolysis?
 
2014-05-14 03:07:56 PM  
It really seems to work for some friends of mine, across a wide variety of body types and abilities. I've thought about trying it but I know who I am. I would be That Guy.
 
2014-05-14 03:08:41 PM  
My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.
 
2014-05-14 03:10:08 PM  
The closest thing to Crossfit that I do is kettlebell swings while softly chanting "group sex" with each swing

/55lbs kettlebell
//too damned many reps in too damned many sets
 
2014-05-14 03:10:19 PM  
I do it but dont post about it. And as far as unsafe, yes, there are bad ones out there that dont teach you proper technique on every movement. The one i went to taught you how to lift with PVC piping and then graduate to empty bar. They also made sure you  used perfect form  and wouldnt let you go to regular classes until you did. If people asked me about it, I always say to research all the ones in your area and try their free classes. If its not organized well and a mess, dont join that one. As far as a cult, hell yea people there take it WAY too far on social media.
 
2014-05-14 03:10:20 PM  
i2.cdn.turner.com

/CrossFit, fark yeah!
//This guy got his spin severed, yeah!
 
2014-05-14 03:10:26 PM  
Crossfit. Exercise for people who want to act tough but can't handle a more violent sport like boxing, Muy Thai or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
 
2014-05-14 03:12:16 PM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-05-14 03:12:58 PM  
I can't avoid being the data nazi today. If you're going to include DC, you CANNOT name the column "State." Just don't.

/why yes, I am a DBA
 
2014-05-14 03:12:59 PM  

buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.


You're right. Christ, Facebook runners are the worst.
 
2014-05-14 03:13:53 PM  

Phony_Soldier: [i2.cdn.turner.com image 298x350]

/CrossFit, fark yeah!
//This guy got his spin severed, yeah!


Sounds like he could use a spin doctor.

cdn.riffraf.net
 
2014-05-14 03:14:03 PM  

panda: How many marathon trainings have resulted in rhabdomyolysis?


Thats what I'm saying though?  I know a lot of runners that have blown their knees out.  Does that count?

My issue is the Crossfit hate is just that, hate.  If everyone were so 'concerned', they wouldn't make funny pictures about it.
 
2014-05-14 03:14:24 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


Lovin' it.

/REPS FOR JESUS!
 
2014-05-14 03:14:48 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


Those videos are funny as hell.
 
2014-05-14 03:15:07 PM  
Because I am posting from beneath a very large rock:

What is this new devilry and why is it bad for you?
 
2014-05-14 03:15:12 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


This was dumb enough to make me laugh. Nice.
 
2014-05-14 03:15:37 PM  
I don't mind people working out however they want.  But I've had a few friends and a few coworkers join CrossFit.  It seems less like a workout program and more like a cult (however cool or lame that cult may or may not be).

What I don't get, is the results I've seen.  Or rather, the lack of results.  The only CrossFitter I know personally who looks like he works out, *already* was in amazing shape before he started CrossFit.  Yes, a fat guy losing some weight is impressive and kudos and all that, but that seems to be about where it ends.  And yeah, yeah, 'It's not about training for looks' okay, but I'm not seeing any amazing feats of strength from these people.
 
2014-05-14 03:16:12 PM  

Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.


My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.
 
2014-05-14 03:17:15 PM  

LazyMedia: brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.

QFT. I tried Cross Fit when I was already in pretty good shape. Threw out my back doing dead lifts.


Probably because they didn't teach proper lifting technique but rather just said, hey do some deadlifts. Go.
 
2014-05-14 03:18:55 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob:  It seems less like a workout program and more like a cult (however cool or lame that cult may or may not be).



this is why we hate on crossfit
 
2014-05-14 03:19:13 PM  
I used to work with a girl who was into it and she was a bit obsessed. Would watch tons of videos at work about it. Showed me a few of them and it did look like they used some pretty strange form. Bench presses where the bar moved like 6 inches, swinging pull-ups, etc. Maybe thats how it's supposed to be done now a days, but man it just didn't look right. Always with a bunch of people yelling stuff. Figured out right away it's not for me. But hey if you like it have fun with it.
 
2014-05-14 03:19:33 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


"It's the difference between building a house and being really good and putting nails in a wall"

I lol'd.
 
2014-05-14 03:19:34 PM  
Bullshiat map is bullshiat
 
2014-05-14 03:19:35 PM  
There's a bar around here that is apparently near some Crossfit gym/chapel because they always come in after workouts. They stand around, drinking water, talking about their circuits and how they hate leg day. And they tend to smell, from their Crossfit socks all the way up to their Crossfit headbands. I think we're supposed to be impressed.
 
2014-05-14 03:20:42 PM  
All my FB friends are chicks into the hammerfit thing.
 
2014-05-14 03:20:53 PM  
Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.
 
2014-05-14 03:21:09 PM  

Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.


Well she did herself a favor.
 
2014-05-14 03:21:22 PM  

buntz: I don't understand the vitriol for CrossFit.

I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I get that people say "Oh, it's so unsafe" but I can't believe THAT many people are angry about it!


Because the people that get into cross-fit REALLY get in to cross-fit. Like everything they post multiple times a day is about what they're eating or all the exercising they're doing. Then throw in all the mirror selfies they take and it gets worse.

The way the cross fit people proselytize over the top is what's annoying.
 
2014-05-14 03:22:02 PM  

eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.


Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.
 
2014-05-14 03:22:07 PM  

vudukungfu: All my FB friends are chicks into the hammerfit thing.


Is that the one where you just hit yourself with a hammer for an hour? I heard that's a killer workout.
 
2014-05-14 03:22:34 PM  

xanadian: Isn't that what they did with Jesus before they crucified him?



It appears to have made him pretty ripped.
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-14 03:23:13 PM  
Also, paleo is stupid and miserable. Carbohydrates are my friend. I ate plenty of them and got in better shape through CF, nonetheless.
 
2014-05-14 03:23:17 PM  
Yah - der Crossfit... will pump you up..be at the gym in 26 minutes

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-14 03:23:45 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


well now i know all i needed to know.  thanks.
 
2014-05-14 03:24:45 PM  

mjohnson71: The way the cross fit people proselytize over the top is what's annoying.


Ah, I will grant you that (with some people).  However that's not the complaint of everyone in this thread.

Everyone is saying it's dangerous, you get rhabdomyolysis, you're lifting wrong, etc.

Hell, that one guy up there made a 5 minute video!  He actually took time out of his day to make a video making fun of CrossFit.

But not people "people talk about it too much"
 
2014-05-14 03:24:53 PM  
Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.
 
2014-05-14 03:25:35 PM  

Splish: They stand around, drinking water, talking about their circuits and how they hate leg day.


Everyone hates leg day. That's not a crossfit thing.

/Friends don't let friends skip leg day.
//Everyday is upper body day
 
2014-05-14 03:25:55 PM  
I found this in the "What is CrossFit?" section of their site.  Seriously people, wtf:

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency - not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.
 
2014-05-14 03:26:32 PM  
So...give it up for P90X3?
 
2014-05-14 03:26:57 PM  
Ha ha, I knew Hawaii would be up near the top! Those gyms and their disciples are everywhere.

I have a facebook friend who is a chiropractor and she's very involved in the crossfit community/cult. She recently posted, which much glee, that 75% of her new clients in 2013 were from the crossfit community. Obviously it's been a great thing for her business, but I don't think she realized how bad it sounds to those who don't do crossfit.
 
2014-05-14 03:27:23 PM  
If you think the Cross Fitters are nuts. Try the Insanity or P90X people on for size.

Most of them are selling that Beachbody crap.
 
2014-05-14 03:28:33 PM  
Good rule of thumb: If your diet or exercise routine has a capitalized name and/or a branded product line, there's about a 99.9% chance it's junk-science bullsh*t.
 
2014-05-14 03:29:02 PM  

farkerts: I found this in the "What is CrossFit?" section of their site.  Seriously people, wtf:

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency - not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.


img.fark.net
 
2014-05-14 03:30:01 PM  

TheYeti: buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I came here to say this.

Jesus H. Christ, no one cares about how your run was today.


I do a 5K at lunch ever day.
 
2014-05-14 03:31:15 PM  

Korzine: Splish: They stand around, drinking water, talking about their circuits and how they hate leg day.

Everyone hates leg day. That's not a crossfit thing.

/Friends don't let friends skip leg day.
//Everyday is upper body day


Not everybody hates leg day.  As a cyclist it's the main focus of my workouts.  Stronger legs means I can embarrass the spandex wearing douchenozzles just that much easier.
 
2014-05-14 03:32:00 PM  
I used to work right next door to a Crossfit. One day I was outside having a smoke and one of them said something about the owner being crazy. I said "He gives you a bag of dirt to run up that hill with and you give him money. That's not crazy, that's f-ing genius."
 
2014-05-14 03:32:17 PM  

Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.


Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.
 
2014-05-14 03:33:05 PM  

Korzine: Splish: They stand around, drinking water, talking about their circuits and how they hate leg day.

Everyone hates leg day. That's not a crossfit thing.

/Friends don't let friends skip leg day.
//Everyday is upper body day


That's exactly why I don't need to hear about how you hate leg day.
 
2014-05-14 03:35:17 PM  
Is that what we're calling calisthenics these days?
 
2014-05-14 03:35:30 PM  

Kubo: Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.

Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.


From what I have seen, Crossfit seems to  encourage overtraining.
 
2014-05-14 03:36:04 PM  

JackieRabbit: Does this mean that Pilates is dead?

Oh well, at least the ERs, sports docs and physical therapists will all profit from these morons.


I'm an LMT who works in a chiropractic office. Can confirm, have worked on plenty of people who have hurt themselves. They basically pay my bills.
 
2014-05-14 03:36:16 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.


The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.
 
2014-05-14 03:36:27 PM  

Kubo: Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.


I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".
 
2014-05-14 03:37:37 PM  

Por que tan serioso: Kubo: Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.

I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".


I understand. Reading is hard. Keep at it, you'll get it.
 
2014-05-14 03:38:28 PM  
Wait. Crossfit gyms are called 'boxes'?

Por que tan serioso: I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".


This suddenly makes sense.
 
2014-05-14 03:38:44 PM  

Russ1642: LazyMedia: brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.

QFT. I tried Cross Fit when I was already in pretty good shape. Threw out my back doing dead lifts.

Probably because they didn't teach proper lifting technique but rather just said, hey do some deadlifts. Go.


Comcast has these On-Demand workouts and they tell you to do deadlifts with no form instruction and they want you to move fast at it like an aerobic exercise.  Even though it's only about 20 pounds they're going to get sued if the keep that up.
 
2014-05-14 03:39:36 PM  
Forget cross fit, I already played highschool sports.

I want this. A work out every morning that is easy on my back, knees and shoulders.
www.poolspaoutdoor.com
 
2014-05-14 03:40:24 PM  
When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.
 
2014-05-14 03:40:26 PM  

hobnail: Kubo: Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.

Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.

From what I have seen, Crossfit seems to  encourage overtraining.


Some gyms definitely do. I've been to a few where they were clearly encouraging the athletes to lift more weight more often than they should. It doesn't surprise me at all that people hurt themselves at gyms like these.
 
2014-05-14 03:41:20 PM  

Kubo: Por que tan serioso: Kubo: Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.

I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".

I understand. Reading is hard. Keep at it, you'll get it.


Ha! Well....that took all the wind out of my sail. Well played.
 
2014-05-14 03:41:20 PM  
"DO YOU EVEN LIFT, BRO?"

/ had to be asked.
// no, I don't
 
2014-05-14 03:43:29 PM  

Crudbucket: Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.

The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.


For the most part that's right.  The Grade A maple syrup you'll have to brave the center aisles for.
 
2014-05-14 03:43:42 PM  

buntz: I don't understand the vitriol for CrossFit.

I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.


Good point(even though I know this isnt you're point at all), Id rather listen to Cross Fit all day long than listen to my younger coworkers talk about how many miles they ran over the weekend. Doesnt anyone go out to the bars and get so drunk they cant do anything the next day(except drink) anymore? EVERY Monday its "I ran this half marathon" or "I ran 14 miles training for this marathon" Drinking and sexy times with the opposite sex are what my friends and I talked about at work on Monday when I was 10 years younger. I am older and healthier now and run 2-3 miles every other day and HATE every second of it. Hitting the heavy bag(no, not my wife) in my basement is the only fun workout I have.
 
2014-05-14 03:43:55 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.


Holy Christ! There are going to be some serious injuries in that gym.
 
2014-05-14 03:43:56 PM  

sigdiamond2000: When I go at my plyo box hammer and tongs and then rice the sh*t out of some f*cking cauliflower, it's my duty to tell the world about it.

Brothers and sisters, can I interest you in some literature on the paleo diet?


many kicks
/wife is paleo author
 
2014-05-14 03:44:09 PM  

hobnail: Kubo: Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.

Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.

From what I have seen, Crossfit seems to  encourage overtraining.


There are crappy coaches yes...but there are lousy coaches/trainers everywhere. For some us, we need a person to motivate us and to keep us honest and workout hard. If I'm gasping for breath or straining on a lift, I just dont do it. Fark everyone who says I could have done it, I'm not dying for 1 extra lift
 
2014-05-14 03:44:37 PM  

ObscureNameHere: "DO YOU EVEN LIFT, BRO?"

/ had to be asked.
// no, I don't


I can't lie that runs through my head when the CF ladies post their pics on FB.
It's cute.
 
2014-05-14 03:45:27 PM  

Kubo: hobnail: Kubo: Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.

Rhabdo has to do with overtraining, not Crossfit, per se. You can overtrain doing anything. Rhabdo cases from Crossfit are from poor coaches who let their athletes overtrain. So yes, there is variation in Crossfit gym quality.

From what I have seen, Crossfit seems to  encourage overtraining.

Some gyms definitely do. I've been to a few where they were clearly encouraging the athletes to lift more weight more often than they should. It doesn't surprise me at all that people hurt themselves at gyms like these.


The entire point of Crossfit is to overtrain.  Otherwise, you would call it weightlifting and cardio like all the people with healthy gym routines.

The fact you compared a gym class with two contact sports is pretty much a dead giveaway that it isn't healthy.
 
2014-05-14 03:45:29 PM  
dreaming_i_am: .... I said "He gives you a bag of dirt to run up that hill with and you give him money. That's not crazy, that's f-ing genius."

^^^^^  And THIS.  *sigh* Only wish I had the lack of scruples to rip off people....
 
2014-05-14 03:45:29 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....


Holy CHRIST, what the hell IS that?!!!
 
2014-05-14 03:46:01 PM  

Kubo: Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.


My thing is if you're gonna put that much effort into planning your workout, why pay the extra for crossfit?

You can look at YouTube videos or muscleandfitness.com for the form and workout types and get a regular gym membership for cheaper
 
2014-05-14 03:46:25 PM  
Por que tan serioso:  Ha! Well....that took all the wind out of my sail. Well played.


The thing is, I get what you mean. As someone that actually enjoys Crossfit and tries to stay safe doing it, I understand how douchey it sounds for me to sit there and need to lecture on why it's safe, the variation in gym quality, etc. etc. Crossfit really needs some central oversight, so these explanations aren't needed.

(Also so some CF coach doesn't allow one of his athletes to break his spine.)
 
2014-05-14 03:47:58 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


Dom is awesome.  "Crossfit is the meatspin of circuit training."  Glorious, glorious Dom.
/nohomo
 
2014-05-14 03:51:04 PM  
I shopped a few cross fit boxes, never found a price I could be comfortable with is basically what it came down to. The exercises were cool, except for the Olympic Style lifting. At $125 a month for a 2X a week member, it's probably all I would talk about, too. If anything to feel as if I was getting a good deal.

I do boot camp style exercises with some cool people from The Park. Dude, bra! 4X a week, $68, best shape of my life. can't wait for summer and taking my kid to the water park, to pick on the single mothers.
 
2014-05-14 03:51:26 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: My thing is if you're gonna put that much effort into planning your workout, why pay the extra for crossfit?

You can look at YouTube videos or muscleandfitness.com for the form and workout types and get a regular gym membership for cheaper


Good point- but I do it for the coaching I get and the equipment available at my CF gym. This is another area where the gyms vary pretty significantly. Where some CF gyms have only some Olympic bars, bumper plates, and pull-up bars, others have all kinds of stuff that a standard gym won't have. I also feel more compelled to show up to work out a few days a week in that smaller group setting than I do just going to a standard gym. If someone can be just as motivated and get just as much out of joining an LA Fitness or something like it, I'd tell them to go for that, it's definitely much cheaper. I've just gotten more out of my CF experiences than I have with any workout regimen I've engaged in on my own.
 
2014-05-14 03:51:41 PM  
The infection has spread to my neck of the woods, ramshackle gyms are popping up here and there.

I think the big problem is that there are a bunch of people that took a 3 hour course at the Learning Annex about crossfit, then maybe popped over for the seminar on running a gym, and suddenly they're "coaches". They know nothing.

It's all Rex Kwon Do

2hourjobsearch.com
 
2014-05-14 03:52:39 PM  

Philip J. Fry: Crossfit is unsafe and no, your crossfit gym isn't special.   Ask your crossfit trainer why (not if) he knows about  rhabdomyolysis; normally a rare condition.  Get out now before the cult destroys your body.


Serious lifters also know about rhabdomyolysis - I had a "mild" case of it once upon a time because I wasn't drinking enough water and was doing a brutal 5x3x1 rotation at 85/90/85% 1RM 3 days a week, plus a cross-fit-ish routine on alternating days (we called it "functional strength training" in those days - tire flipping, sledgehammering, sandbag hauling, that sort of thing).  After 3 weeks, I joked about my coffee habit by saying, "Jesus - I drank so much coffee I'm starting to pee brown!"  Then I realized I'd better go see someone about that.  Put a real crimp in my training that year, it was months before I got back to where I had been.

But yeah - that's a great quote.  Lifting : Crossfit :: Building a house : driving nails
 
2014-05-14 03:53:52 PM  

TheYeti: buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I came here to say this.

Jesus H. Christ, no one cares about how your run was today.


I only know one marathoner whose run length I give a shiat about. Dude's lost an entire person's worth of body weight in about a year--by taking up running & weightlighting and by changing his diet...hasn't ever done crossfit or any of that shiat. Did everything on his own, by doing his own research and coming up with his own exercise and dietary plans (and by putting down the damned fork, not eating McDonald's and shiat like that and not complaining he couldn't do it on a low income when he makes about 23k a year). A year ago, he was a full on couch potato with a waist size almost the same as his height. Now he wears size 36 waist jeans. Just ran his first half marathon, with a full marathon coming up later this year.

Sometimes, it can be a good thing when people post that shiat--keeps them accountable. Other times, they're talking shiat because they need to be at the gym in 26 minutes.
 
2014-05-14 03:55:18 PM  

Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.


was it also a vegetarian restaurant ?
 
2014-05-14 03:55:21 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:
I wasn't drinking enough water and was doing a brutal 5x3x1 rotation at 85/90/85% 1RM 3 days a week, plus a cross-fit-ish routine on alternating days (we called it "functional strength training" in those days - tire flipping, sledgehammering, sandbag hauling, that sort of thing).

OW. That's a lot of heavy lifting.
 
2014-05-14 03:56:25 PM  

Kubo: Benevolent Misanthrope:
I wasn't drinking enough water and was doing a brutal 5x3x1 rotation at 85/90/85% 1RM 3 days a week, plus a cross-fit-ish routine on alternating days (we called it "functional strength training" in those days - tire flipping, sledgehammering, sandbag hauling, that sort of thing).

OW. That's a lot of heavy lifting.


You could work a construction job and get paid to do that.
 
2014-05-14 03:56:48 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: My thing is if you're gonna put that much effort into planning your workout, why pay the extra for crossfit?

You can look at YouTube videos or muscleandfitness.com for the form and workout types and get a regular gym membership for cheaper


Maybe it's just me, but I can look at a video on YouTube and think to myself, "yeah I'm doing it right" even when I'm doing it totally wrong.  Having a coach looking at me and specifically calling me out is immensely helpful.
 
2014-05-14 03:57:19 PM  
www.equallyyolkedblog.com


/or Paleo or Gluten Free
 
2014-05-14 03:57:22 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.


What the hell?
 
2014-05-14 03:58:56 PM  

sigdiamond2000: When I go at my plyo box hammer and tongs and then rice the sh*t out of some f*cking cauliflower, it's my duty to tell the world about it.


I know this is in English, but it's like a foreign language to me. You might as well be talking about cricket.
 
2014-05-14 04:00:06 PM  

inner ted: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

was it also a vegetarian restaurant ?


No, but it had something to do with the sauces that all of the meats were in.  There was no tandoori chicken or anything like that.  One of the waiters was a young Indian guy and he knew about the whole thing because he was cross-fitty.  He was like "yeah, not much".
 
2014-05-14 04:00:30 PM  
Wasn't that a scene from The Exorcist?
 
2014-05-14 04:00:54 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Crudbucket: Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.

The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.

For the most part that's right.  The Grade A maple syrup you'll have to brave the center aisles for.


go with B grade  -  less refined, more minerals n stuffs
 
2014-05-14 04:01:32 PM  

Kubo: Por que tan serioso:  Ha! Well....that took all the wind out of my sail. Well played.


The thing is, I get what you mean. As someone that actually enjoys Crossfit and tries to stay safe doing it, I understand how douchey it sounds for me to sit there and need to lecture on why it's safe, the variation in gym quality, etc. etc. Crossfit really needs some central oversight, so these explanations aren't needed.

(Also so some CF coach doesn't allow one of his athletes to break his spine.)


Here is my version of "crossfit". 10 two foot box jumps, ten pushups, 30 second rest. Repeat five times. Run two miles. Repeat box jump / pushup routine. Or: dead lifts, back and bi followed by 20 minutes on a bike.

Not crossfit, you say? Who cares...it's a good workout and for the most part it's free. Plus I don't ever have to talk to anyone about crossfit. Which used to be cross training (remember when "cross trainers" was a kind of sneaker?) used to be, which is what calisthenics used to be.
 
2014-05-14 04:01:34 PM  

tricycleracer: Kubo: Benevolent Misanthrope:
I wasn't drinking enough water and was doing a brutal 5x3x1 rotation at 85/90/85% 1RM 3 days a week, plus a cross-fit-ish routine on alternating days (we called it "functional strength training" in those days - tire flipping, sledgehammering, sandbag hauling, that sort of thing).

OW. That's a lot of heavy lifting.

You could work a construction job and get paid to do that.


Damn Mexicans coming here and stealing our cross-fit jerbs.
 
2014-05-14 04:03:09 PM  
So nobody likes hearing others talk about how they do crossfit, but when the people that do crossfit hang out together so that they can, presumably, talk about it amongst people that they won't annoy, that's bad because they are now a cult.
 
2014-05-14 04:03:55 PM  

Rapmaster2000: inner ted: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

was it also a vegetarian restaurant ?

No, but it had something to do with the sauces that all of the meats were in.  There was no tandoori chicken or anything like that.  One of the waiters was a young Indian guy and he knew about the whole thing because he was cross-fitty.  He was like "yeah, not much".


perhaps sugar in the sauce is the culprit - which depending on how hard core you/they/me are trying to be about it, can be excused for a night out kind of thing. doesn't mean you have to wash it down with the whole tray of pita bread.
 
2014-05-14 04:04:23 PM  

Rapmaster2000: inner ted: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

was it also a vegetarian restaurant ?

No, but it had something to do with the sauces that all of the meats were in.  There was no tandoori chicken or anything like that.  One of the waiters was a young Indian guy and he knew about the whole thing because he was cross-fitty.  He was like "yeah, not much".


Ghee. Clarified butter. It's in all the sauces. All of them. Not paleo!

Whenever someone starts talking about the paleo diet, I point out that the life expectancy in the paleolithic era was 25-30.
 
2014-05-14 04:06:17 PM  
GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites
 
2014-05-14 04:06:57 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


So basically it's douchebags exercising?
 
2014-05-14 04:06:57 PM  

inner ted: Smeggy Smurf: Crudbucket: Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.

The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.

For the most part that's right.  The Grade A maple syrup you'll have to brave the center aisles for.

go with B grade  -  less refined, more minerals n stuffs


B grade is for pancakes.  A is for use as a sweetener without an abundance of maple flavor.
 
2014-05-14 04:09:01 PM  

Pinner: GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites


Try going out drinking with some...GAWD!! And my wife and I are into it but when we go out we just want some drinks and relax not be lectured on that beer isnt paleo, Fark off buddy i just busted my arse for 65min, I can have a beer
 
2014-05-14 04:11:31 PM  

H31N0US: Kubo: Por que tan serioso:  Ha! Well....that took all the wind out of my sail. Well played.


The thing is, I get what you mean. As someone that actually enjoys Crossfit and tries to stay safe doing it, I understand how douchey it sounds for me to sit there and need to lecture on why it's safe, the variation in gym quality, etc. etc. Crossfit really needs some central oversight, so these explanations aren't needed.

(Also so some CF coach doesn't allow one of his athletes to break his spine.)

Here is my version of "crossfit". 10 two foot box jumps, ten pushups, 30 second rest. Repeat five times. Run two miles. Repeat box jump / pushup routine. Or: dead lifts, back and bi followed by 20 minutes on a bike.

Not crossfit, you say? Who cares...it's a good workout and for the most part it's free. Plus I don't ever have to talk to anyone about crossfit. Which used to be cross training (remember when "cross trainers" was a kind of sneaker?) used to be, which is what calisthenics used to be.


Get off his farking lawn too!
 
2014-05-14 04:13:26 PM  
I had some friends once, but then they became crossfit people. Luckily, I have other friends.
 
2014-05-14 04:13:33 PM  

Pinner: GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites


On the paleo diet you are allowed a couple of non-paleo meals each week, I believe. I looked into it at one point. Not for me.
 
2014-05-14 04:13:35 PM  

eagles95: Pinner: GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites

Try going out drinking with some...GAWD!! And my wife and I are into it but when we go out we just want some drinks and relax not be lectured on that beer isnt paleo, Fark off buddy i just busted my arse for 65min, I can have a beer


It would be hard to resist saying "Dam right it isn't.  It's Egyptian.  The people who created buildings that lasted for millenia.  What the hell did hunter-gatherers ever build?"
 
2014-05-14 04:13:35 PM  

eagles95: I do it but dont post about it. And as far as unsafe, yes, there are bad ones out there that dont teach you proper technique on every movement. The one i went to taught you how to lift with PVC piping and then graduate to empty bar. They also made sure you  used perfect form  and wouldnt let you go to regular classes until you did. If people asked me about it, I always say to research all the ones in your area and try their free classes. If its not organized well and a mess, dont join that one. As far as a cult, hell yea people there take it WAY too far on social media.


Unfortunately some of the exercises are completely and totally unsafe to do, regardless of how you do it or what you are taught.
 
2014-05-14 04:14:26 PM  

H31N0US: Kubo: Por que tan serioso:  Ha! Well....that took all the wind out of my sail. Well played.


The thing is, I get what you mean. As someone that actually enjoys Crossfit and tries to stay safe doing it, I understand how douchey it sounds for me to sit there and need to lecture on why it's safe, the variation in gym quality, etc. etc. Crossfit really needs some central oversight, so these explanations aren't needed.

(Also so some CF coach doesn't allow one of his athletes to break his spine.)

Here is my version of "crossfit". 10 two foot box jumps, ten pushups, 30 second rest. Repeat five times. Run two miles. Repeat box jump / pushup routine. Or: dead lifts, back and bi followed by 20 minutes on a bike.

Not crossfit, you say? Who cares...it's a good workout and for the most part it's free. Plus I don't ever have to talk to anyone about crossfit. Which used to be cross training (remember when "cross trainers" was a kind of sneaker?) used to be, which is what calisthenics used to be.


You are completely right - combining some resistance training with intense cardio and agility drills.  Include someone to teach you the olympic lifts (and the requisite space and equipment, it's hard to find gyms with bumper plates sometimes) and you can replicate the ~$125 a month crossfit experience on your own.  If you want you can also just swipe the posted workouts from the main crossfit website, there are new ones posted every day so you don't even have to do your own planning if you don't want to.

To flip that though, for $125 a month all I have to do is show up for an hour, three to four times a week, put in a decent effort and listen to the coaches, and I can be pretty certain to stay in the best shape of my life.

Neither of those options seems terrible.
 
2014-05-14 04:14:45 PM  
Shiat-fit, it's the best.
 
2014-05-14 04:17:04 PM  
thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(
 
2014-05-14 04:18:13 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: inner ted: Smeggy Smurf: Crudbucket: Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.

The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.

For the most part that's right.  The Grade A maple syrup you'll have to brave the center aisles for.

go with B grade  -  less refined, more minerals n stuffs

B grade is for pancakes.  A is for use as a sweetener without an abundance of maple flavor.


we use B as sweetener both in coffee & in recipes. both maple flavored and otherwise.
/i couldn't tell you how really
/she could cause it's what she does, i just eat it
/hungry slashie
 
2014-05-14 04:18:43 PM  

Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(


At work so I can't help with that. I will say that crossfit girls have better booty than runner girls
 
2014-05-14 04:18:55 PM  

Nadie_AZ: For those who are curious.

What is crossfit?


I have no hate or love for crossfit.

I am laughing so hard right now.
 
2014-05-14 04:21:23 PM  
Six months from now.....

Cross-what?

What evs, are you buyin the beer?
 
2014-05-14 04:21:24 PM  
I once did some beginner crossfit classes and then a couple of "real" classes. It was hard as shiat. Seriously, seriously hard. Obviously easy to get hurt at if you aren't extremely careful but you could say the same about a lot of things.

I don't think it's really my thing though. I prefer running and tris.
 
2014-05-14 04:21:33 PM  
I work right next door to these jagoffs. In an industrial park. We've got 18 wheelers and delivery trucks coming thru all day and they're running all around the parking lot without a care in the world. Sometimes I have to wait several minutes to back out of my damn parking spot.
 
2014-05-14 04:21:57 PM  

brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.


I know about 6 people that have done crossfit or other similar types of extrene conditioning programs and every one of them has a lifelong debilitating injury from it. Shoulders, hernias, knees, spines. I'm surprised there haven't been more lawsuits over crossfit.
 
2014-05-14 04:22:28 PM  

Jster422: So nobody likes hearing others talk about how they do crossfit, but when the people that do crossfit hang out together so that they can, presumably, talk about it amongst people that they won't annoy, that's bad because they are now a cult.


img.fark.net
 
2014-05-14 04:22:53 PM  

eagles95: Pinner: GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites

Try going out drinking with some...GAWD!! And my wife and I are into it but when we go out we just want some drinks and relax not be lectured on that beer isnt paleo, Fark off buddy i just busted my arse for 65min, I can have a beer


This other cross-fit paleo D-Bag wouldn't even taste the flourless cake his wife made and was really proud of, because there was some sugar in it. Like two tbsp for the whole thing or something. "Because it's not paleo"
as he's working on his second bottle of wine.
I was going to ask him how much sugar is in a bottle of zin, but we were their guests for dinner.
Once.
 
2014-05-14 04:23:02 PM  

Crudbucket: Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.

The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.


Pretty ingenious advice.  Plus you skip the bottlenecks in the aisles.
 
2014-05-14 04:24:07 PM  

Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(


Since I've yammered on about CF for several posts, it's the least I can do.

 img.fark.net
 
2014-05-14 04:24:25 PM  

badaboom: [www.equallyyolkedblog.com image 300x300]


/or Paleo or Gluten Free


OMG and what if you are also an atheist? Your head would explode!
 
2014-05-14 04:25:58 PM  

Philip J. Fry: Jster422: So nobody likes hearing others talk about how they do crossfit, but when the people that do crossfit hang out together so that they can, presumably, talk about it amongst people that they won't annoy, that's bad because they are now a cult.
[img.fark.net image 400x400]


Ha!

Did that actually exist, or is that an original?


In either case, well played.
 
2014-05-14 04:26:24 PM  

Kubo: Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(

Since I've yammered on about CF for several posts, it's the least I can do.

 [img.fark.net image 612x612]


Kudos Kubo!
 
2014-05-14 04:26:47 PM  

Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(


media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-05-14 04:27:37 PM  

Pinner: eagles95: Pinner: GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites

Try going out drinking with some...GAWD!! And my wife and I are into it but when we go out we just want some drinks and relax not be lectured on that beer isnt paleo, Fark off buddy i just busted my arse for 65min, I can have a beer

This other cross-fit paleo D-Bag wouldn't even taste the flourless cake his wife made and was really proud of, because there was some sugar in it. Like two tbsp for the whole thing or something. "Because it's not paleo"
as he's working on his second bottle of wine.
I was going to ask him how much sugar is in a bottle of zin, but we were their guests for dinner.
Once.


We must know the same couple. I will admit that because of crossfit and pushing a paleo diet I do eat a lot more veggies including squash, sweet potatoes more regularly now than before.
 
2014-05-14 04:27:40 PM  
As if that muscle tone and percentage of body fat isn't largely genetic.
 
2014-05-14 04:27:49 PM  

Kubo: Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(

Since I've yammered on about CF for several posts, it's the least I can do.

 [img.fark.net image 612x612]


So I'm not missing much by not going to the gym.
 
2014-05-14 04:29:52 PM  

inner ted: Smeggy Smurf: inner ted: Smeggy Smurf: Crudbucket: Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.

The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.

For the most part that's right.  The Grade A maple syrup you'll have to brave the center aisles for.

go with B grade  -  less refined, more minerals n stuffs

B grade is for pancakes.  A is for use as a sweetener without an abundance of maple flavor.

we use B as sweetener both in coffee & in recipes. both maple flavored and otherwise.
/i couldn't tell you how really
/she could cause it's what she does, i just eat it
/hungry slashie


2 cups syrup does the same as one cup of refined sugar
 
2014-05-14 04:30:25 PM  
I detect some chubby-like typing in this thread
 
2014-05-14 04:30:35 PM  

H31N0US: Rapmaster2000: inner ted: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

was it also a vegetarian restaurant ?

No, but it had something to do with the sauces that all of the meats were in.  There was no tandoori chicken or anything like that.  One of the waiters was a young Indian guy and he knew about the whole thing because he was cross-fitty.  He was like "yeah, not much".

Ghee. Clarified butter. It's in all the sauces. All of them. Not paleo!

Whenever someone starts talking about the paleo diet, I point out that the life expectancy in the paleolithic era was 25-30.


Well, yeah, everyday you had to watch out for dinosaurs.
 
2014-05-14 04:31:54 PM  

Aigoo: TheYeti: buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I came here to say this.

Jesus H. Christ, no one cares about how your run was today.

I only know one marathoner whose run length I give a shiat about. Dude's lost an entire person's worth of body weight in about a year--by taking up running & weightlighting and by changing his diet...hasn't ever done crossfit or any of that shiat. Did everything on his own, by doing his own research and coming up with his own exercise and dietary plans (and by putting down the damned fork, not eating McDonald's and shiat like that and not complaining he couldn't do it on a low income when he makes about 23k a year). A year ago, he was a full on couch potato with a waist size almost the same as his height. Now he wears size 36 waist jeans. Just ran his first half marathon, with a full marathon coming up later this year.

Sometimes, it can be a good thing when people post that shiat--keeps them accountable. Other times, they're talking shiat because they need to be at the gym in 26 minutes.


wallpaperswa.com

It really was a cool story, I just thought there had to be some way to make my comment sort of Korean.
 
2014-05-14 04:32:08 PM  

Jster422: So nobody likes hearing others talk about how they do crossfit, but when the people that do crossfit hang out together so that they can, presumably, talk about it amongst people that they won't annoy, that's bad because they are now a cult.


No, it's in the cult "phase".  In 5 years it will be on the ash-heap of exercise fads.  Those of us who do some cardio and resistance training at a healthy rate just get annoyed (and maybe jealous)  when we see people getting rich off rubes like yourself.

I blame Jane Fonda for this.  Her exercise videos started all this and are on the bottom of the ash-heap.
 
2014-05-14 04:32:54 PM  

tricycleracer: Kubo: Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(

Since I've yammered on about CF for several posts, it's the least I can do.

 [img.fark.net image 612x612]

So I'm not missing much by not going to the gym.


That sharpness to their abs extends, quite unfortunately, to their knees.
 
2014-05-14 04:33:54 PM  

Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(


if-fit.com

Be careful what you wish for.
 
2014-05-14 04:34:04 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Wait. Crossfit gyms are called 'boxes'?

Por que tan serioso: I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".

This suddenly makes sense.


This. It's even more insufferable than I thought. Still not as bad low-carb and no-carb people, but give it a few years, it'll get there.
 
2014-05-14 04:34:45 PM  
DOST THOU EVEN HOIST?!
 
2014-05-14 04:35:04 PM  

eagles95: Pinner: eagles95: Pinner: GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites

Try going out drinking with some...GAWD!! And my wife and I are into it but when we go out we just want some drinks and relax not be lectured on that beer isnt paleo, Fark off buddy i just busted my arse for 65min, I can have a beer

This other cross-fit paleo D-Bag wouldn't even taste the flourless cake his wife made and was really proud of, because there was some sugar in it. Like two tbsp for the whole thing or something. "Because it's not paleo"
as he's working on his second bottle of wine.
I was going to ask him how much sugar is in a bottle of zin, but we were their guests for dinner.
Once.

We must know the same couple. I will admit that because of crossfit and pushing a paleo diet I do eat a lot more veggies including squash, sweet potatoes more regularly now than before.


That's great! Any healthy diet is a good one. I just think that some people are so into the fad that they feel like they "belong" to something now, and they can't shut up. I laugh my ass off when they tell me what they spend on groceries... all the specialty items... Geeze. A marketing dream come true.
I want a T-shirt that says:
Shut up already about your Free Range, low-carb, organic, locally sourced, gluten free, paleo diet.
 
2014-05-14 04:35:07 PM  

Jster422: Did that actually exist, or is that an original?


Edited a random google search result for safe space.
 
2014-05-14 04:37:49 PM  

BigGrnEggGriller: Jster422: So nobody likes hearing others talk about how they do crossfit, but when the people that do crossfit hang out together so that they can, presumably, talk about it amongst people that they won't annoy, that's bad because they are now a cult.

No, it's in the cult "phase".  In 5 years it will be on the ash-heap of exercise fads.  Those of us who do some cardio and resistance training at a healthy rate just get annoyed (and maybe jealous)  when we see people getting rich off rubes like yourself.

I blame Jane Fonda for this.  Her exercise videos started all this and are on the bottom of the ash-heap.


Someone is  opening up a cross fit gym two doors down from our regular gym. My membership is like $33/month after taxes: the flyer on their door says their membership starts at $150/month and tops out at $225/month.
 
2014-05-14 04:38:17 PM  

skrame: sigdiamond2000: When I go at my plyo box hammer and tongs and then rice the sh*t out of some f*cking cauliflower, it's my duty to tell the world about it.

I know this is in English, but it's like a foreign language to me. You might as well be talking about cricket.


I feel this way when I start to talk about woodworking sometimes.
"I need a decent O1 froe so I can rive billets without taking it to the water stone every three minutes."
"Can you grab me the beetle? It's the, um, club there with the osage handle. No, not the dead blow mallet."
 
2014-05-14 04:38:23 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-14 04:39:24 PM  

Nadie_AZ: [i.imgur.com image 710x934]


Hahaha!
 
2014-05-14 04:41:07 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(

[if-fit.com image 560x350]

Be careful what you wish for.


I'm a thigh guy (in addition to other things) & these CF gals deliver!

the girls of softball too, although in a less consistent manner.
 
2014-05-14 04:41:33 PM  

BigGrnEggGriller: Jster422: So nobody likes hearing others talk about how they do crossfit, but when the people that do crossfit hang out together so that they can, presumably, talk about it amongst people that they won't annoy, that's bad because they are now a cult.

No, it's in the cult "phase".  In 5 years it will be on the ash-heap of exercise fads.  Those of us who do some cardio and resistance training at a healthy rate just get annoyed (and maybe jealous)  when we see people getting rich off rubes like yourself.

I blame Jane Fonda for this.  Her exercise videos started all this and are on the bottom of the ash-heap.



Why would my theoretical workout and spending habits annoy you?  You've got this exercise and lifestyle thing all figured out, good for you - so you don't end up spending all the money that the 'rubes' do to accomplish the same thing.

So why aren't you just happy?  Where does the negativity come from?
 
2014-05-14 04:42:19 PM  

mjohnson71: BigGrnEggGriller: Jster422: So nobody likes hearing others talk about how they do crossfit, but when the people that do crossfit hang out together so that they can, presumably, talk about it amongst people that they won't annoy, that's bad because they are now a cult.

No, it's in the cult "phase".  In 5 years it will be on the ash-heap of exercise fads.  Those of us who do some cardio and resistance training at a healthy rate just get annoyed (and maybe jealous)  when we see people getting rich off rubes like yourself.

I blame Jane Fonda for this.  Her exercise videos started all this and are on the bottom of the ash-heap.

Someone is  opening up a cross fit gym two doors down from our regular gym. My membership is like $33/month after taxes: the flyer on their door says their membership starts at $150/month and tops out at $225/month.


In a way, this makes sense to me. Way fewer people have to support a large building and a lot of rotating equipment. I would expect the individual burden to be high. Also, a lot of people would pay for the privilege of having fewer crowds to deal with (and thus no competition for the equipment). Finally, you have built-in coaching/training sessions and group motivation.

Not saying I would personally pay that much to work out each month.... But I understand.
 
2014-05-14 04:42:39 PM  
There's a CrossFit around the corner from my favorite hangout.  Running halfway around the block, via the alley, is something like 200 meters, which they do 4-8 times, half-mile or mile circuit.  Then they go back into the crossfit place and do whatever strength workout is next, then back to running in circles.  Usually about 2-3 times a day they have the workouts.  Summer is coming, and clothing is getting more and more sparse; that's both good and bad: the women are usually in skimpy yoga shorts with a t-shirt and obvious sport bra(and if we're lucky, they have just the bra on.  The guys are usually in the tight shirts and loose shorts.  As the warmer days hit, the women's outfits became essentially panties and bra, and most of the guys are shirtless.  Some of the women and men who have been doing the workouts for a while, I've seen the changes they've made in their bodies.  One girl started out chubby and is currently a svelt 110-120, after about 6-8 months.  I'd say it can change your life, but no more than any other workout program which you stick with.

/women are outnumbered by the guys about 8 to 1
//the girls are fun to watch, though
 
2014-05-14 04:43:58 PM  
Great map ... of the hipster douchebags who have to be at the gym in 26 minutes. Too bad it isn't high resolution, though. We could avoid individual counties and possibly individual douchebags if it tracked them one by one. Get the NSA on this--they're not doing anything useful.
 
2014-05-14 04:44:50 PM  
Can we get a map of the states Most Rickrolled?
 
2014-05-14 04:44:58 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: inner ted: Smeggy Smurf: inner ted: Smeggy Smurf: Crudbucket: Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.

The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.

For the most part that's right.  The Grade A maple syrup you'll have to brave the center aisles for.

go with B grade  -  less refined, more minerals n stuffs

B grade is for pancakes.  A is for use as a sweetener without an abundance of maple flavor.

we use B as sweetener both in coffee & in recipes. both maple flavored and otherwise.
/i couldn't tell you how really
/she could cause it's what she does, i just eat it
/hungry slashie

2 cups syrup does the same as one cup of refined sugar


i was referring to how she can use it as sweetener without it tasting overly like maple
 
2014-05-14 04:45:24 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Isitoveryet: thread needs moar crossfit girly pics :(

[if-fit.com image 560x350]

Be careful what you wish for.


*cringe*

She's hot, but god what an ugly snatch.

*snicker*
 
2014-05-14 04:45:31 PM  
Is this the latest version of P90X Douchebrolates?
 
2014-05-14 04:47:45 PM  

serial_crusher: Maybe it's just me, but I can look at a video on YouTube and think to myself, "yeah I'm doing it right" even when I'm doing it totally wrong.  Having a coach looking at me and specifically calling me out is immensely helpful.


Its everybody who came to it after a certain point.  If you weren't clearly physically gifted as a kid (the kind that moves and climbs and has great gross and fine motor skills) and didn't play team sports, you probably don't have the awareness and body control to move properly.

Lifting weights properly is all about synchronized activation of the appropriate motor units.  its not something you can just pick up with no coaching, because you have no idea how it all feels.

The first time I REALLY used my medial glutes (a long time after I started trying to get proficient) I was honestly like, "Wtf am I feeling there?  That's way better!"
 
2014-05-14 04:47:48 PM  

Nadie_AZ: [i.imgur.com image 710x934]


This is the exercise douchebag thread, not the Vegan with two left hands eating a hot dog thread.

But thanks for your contribution any way. As I always say, digression is no transgression. Not in a Fark thread, at any rate.
 
2014-05-14 04:50:10 PM  
cdn2-b.examiner.com
photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net
extras.mnginteractive.com
I have no idea what's happening here...
 
2014-05-14 04:50:13 PM  

Jster422: BigGrnEggGriller: Jster422: So nobody likes hearing others talk about how they do crossfit, but when the people that do crossfit hang out together so that they can, presumably, talk about it amongst people that they won't annoy, that's bad because they are now a cult.

No, it's in the cult "phase".  In 5 years it will be on the ash-heap of exercise fads.  Those of us who do some cardio and resistance training at a healthy rate just get annoyed (and maybe jealous)  when we see people getting rich off rubes like yourself.

I blame Jane Fonda for this.  Her exercise videos started all this and are on the bottom of the ash-heap.


Why would my theoretical workout and spending habits annoy you?  You've got this exercise and lifestyle thing all figured out, good for you - so you don't end up spending all the money that the 'rubes' do to accomplish the same thing.

So why aren't you just happy?  Where does the negativity come from?


I don't think it's negativity.  I think it's just kind of a Fark thing to point out pockets of doucebaggery in society and chuckle.  No offense.
 
2014-05-14 04:52:54 PM  

bikerbob59: TheYeti: buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I came here to say this.

Jesus H. Christ, no one cares about how your run was today.

I do a 5K at lunch ever day.


After lunch?

And that's about 3 miles.  Barely a warm up.
 
2014-05-14 04:55:19 PM  

BigGrnEggGriller: Jster422: BigGrnEggGriller: Jster422: So nobody likes hearing others talk about how they do crossfit, but when the people that do crossfit hang out together so that they can, presumably, talk about it amongst people that they won't annoy, that's bad because they are now a cult.

No, it's in the cult "phase".  In 5 years it will be on the ash-heap of exercise fads.  Those of us who do some cardio and resistance training at a healthy rate just get annoyed (and maybe jealous)  when we see people getting rich off rubes like yourself.

I blame Jane Fonda for this.  Her exercise videos started all this and are on the bottom of the ash-heap.


Why would my theoretical workout and spending habits annoy you?  You've got this exercise and lifestyle thing all figured out, good for you - so you don't end up spending all the money that the 'rubes' do to accomplish the same thing.

So why aren't you just happy?  Where does the negativity come from?

I don't think it's negativity.  I think it's just kind of a Fark thing to point out pockets of doucebaggery in society and chuckle.  No offense.


Fair point, I think I must be overdue for a vagoo sand-ectomy.
 
2014-05-14 04:56:24 PM  
There will be a Vegan with two left hands eating a hot dog thread some day. My heart goes on.

Ça ira.

In the meantime, look at that Korean dude.

His skin is like butter. Literallly.

Discuss among yourselves, I am just too verklempt at the thought of Korean dudes made of butter. Must stop before I am accused of racism, cannibalism or being three food memes behind the fad curve.
 
2014-05-14 04:57:51 PM  

brantgoose: Great map ... of the hipster douchebags who have to be at the gym in 26 minutes. Too bad it isn't high resolution, though. We could avoid individual counties and possibly individual douchebags if it tracked them one by one. Get the NSA on this--they're not doing anything useful.


Hipsters go to the gym? Not where I'm from....not a single beard in sight at my gym.
 
2014-05-14 05:00:36 PM  

Pinner: eagles95: Pinner: eagles95: Pinner: GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites

Try going out drinking with some...GAWD!! And my wife and I are into it but when we go out we just want some drinks and relax not be lectured on that beer isnt paleo, Fark off buddy i just busted my arse for 65min, I can have a beer

This other cross-fit paleo D-Bag wouldn't even taste the flourless cake his wife made and was really proud of, because there was some sugar in it. Like two tbsp for the whole thing or something. "Because it's not paleo"
as he's working on his second bottle of wine.
I was going to ask him how much sugar is in a bottle of zin, but we were their guests for dinner.
Once.

We must know the same couple. I will admit that because of crossfit and pushing a paleo diet I do eat a lot more veggies including squash, sweet potatoes more regularly now than before.

That's great! Any healthy diet is a good one. I just think that some people are so into the fad that they feel like they "belong" to something now, and they can't shut up. I laugh my ass off when they tell me what they spend on groceries... all the specialty items... Geeze. A marketing dream come true.
I want a T-shirt that says:
Shut up already about your Free Range, low-carb, organic, locally sourced, gluten free, paleo diet.


cdn.twentytwowords.com
 
2014-05-14 05:00:53 PM  

Kubo: Benevolent Misanthrope:
I wasn't drinking enough water and was doing a brutal 5x3x1 rotation at 85/90/85% 1RM 3 days a week, plus a cross-fit-ish routine on alternating days (we called it "functional strength training" in those days - tire flipping, sledgehammering, sandbag hauling, that sort of thing).

OW. That's a lot of heavy lifting.


Yeah.  Oh, yeah.  And not nearly enough rest.  5x3x1 is a perfectly cromulent protocol - if you rest appropriately.  Sessions happen every 4-6 days, usually.  But if you do Squats, Bench Press, Deadlift, Cheat Curl and Tricep Pulldowns for 3 sets of 1 rep at 85/90/85% 1RM (resting 3 minutes in between), you will definitely get strong, no doubt.
 
2014-05-14 05:03:24 PM  

badaboom: Pinner: eagles95: Pinner: eagles95: Pinner: GOD! Had a friend and his wife over to plan some meals for a trip. They were going on and on about "we don't eat bread, we'll have paleo wraps.... oh, we don't do yogurt or granola... have you ever TRIED sun-butter? I'll make some paleo cookies for you..." on and on.
I was looking at them the whole while contemplating reminding them: Didn't you guys just order two LARGE pizzas 5 minutes ago? WTF are you talking about?!

 paleo cross-fit cult hypocrites

Try going out drinking with some...GAWD!! And my wife and I are into it but when we go out we just want some drinks and relax not be lectured on that beer isnt paleo, Fark off buddy i just busted my arse for 65min, I can have a beer

This other cross-fit paleo D-Bag wouldn't even taste the flourless cake his wife made and was really proud of, because there was some sugar in it. Like two tbsp for the whole thing or something. "Because it's not paleo"
as he's working on his second bottle of wine.
I was going to ask him how much sugar is in a bottle of zin, but we were their guests for dinner.
Once.

We must know the same couple. I will admit that because of crossfit and pushing a paleo diet I do eat a lot more veggies including squash, sweet potatoes more regularly now than before.

That's great! Any healthy diet is a good one. I just think that some people are so into the fad that they feel like they "belong" to something now, and they can't shut up. I laugh my ass off when they tell me what they spend on groceries... all the specialty items... Geeze. A marketing dream come true.
I want a T-shirt that says:
Shut up already about your Free Range, low-carb, organic, locally sourced, gluten free, paleo diet.

[cdn.twentytwowords.com image 500x378]


Antibiotics are why.
 
2014-05-14 05:04:45 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.


I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?
 
2014-05-14 05:06:00 PM  

inner ted: Rapmaster2000: inner ted: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

was it also a vegetarian restaurant ?

No, but it had something to do with the sauces that all of the meats were in.  There was no tandoori chicken or anything like that.  One of the waiters was a young Indian guy and he knew about the whole thing because he was cross-fitty.  He was like "yeah, not much".

perhaps sugar in the sauce is the culprit - which depending on how hard core you/they/me are trying to be about it, can be excused for a night out kind of thing. doesn't mean you have to wash it down with the whole tray of pita bread.


Except that when you've been eating paleo (or any kind of keto diet, which paleo pretty much is for the most part) for any real length of time, 'cheating' tends to make you feel like shiat physically. A small amount isn't bad, but anything more than a very small amount, and you will feel like you have either the flu or a stomach bug.

Yes, I do eat a modified keto diet, and yes, cheating on a scale larger than a gram or two (roughly one to two thirds of an ounce) of something I'm "not supposed" to eat makes me feel unwell. But I've been on modified keto for about five years for health reasons on the advice of doctors and not as part of some kind of fad, so there might be a bit of a difference there.
 
2014-05-14 05:06:37 PM  
I did a GIS and it does not seem possible at the present time to see a map of the most rick-rolled states. I am sure that Google could easily make such a map, however.

I did find a spoof of the most rick-rolled man and also an article that claims that Firefox now offers an add-on that protects you against rick-rolling  http://www.cnet.com/news/rickroll-protection-hits-firefox-in-add-on- fo rm/">http://www.cnet.com/news/rickroll-protection-hits-firefox-in-add -on-fo rm/ by checking to see if the link goes to Rick Astley while the page is loadinig.
 
2014-05-14 05:07:52 PM  

AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?


Amway knew how to get people excited about sales without ever having to teach them how to sell. And they made a shiat-ton of money doing it.
 
2014-05-14 05:08:47 PM  

steamingpile: brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.

Exactly, Cross fit is horrible on joints and is basically cheating at regular exercises.

Also does anyone have the pic of the exercise fad inventors? All of them are ripped up except the Cross fit guy looks like a pudgy accountant, which is understandable since it made him rich. Gimmicks usually do.


I know crossfit acolytes can be rabid and annoying about their program. It's unfortunate that their extreme enthusiasm for a fitness program pushes more people away than it brings in. It's ok if you don't like Crossfit; it's not for everyone. fark, exercise isn't for everyone. Do what makes you happy. But don't just start making shiat up just because you don't like it.

The truth is, Crossfit hasn't done anything new. Cross training has always been around. They're just the first to put it in a shiny package and successfully market it to the public. To say Crossfit is bad on your joints or makes one prone to injury (especially spinal) is record breaking ignorant. Plyometrics is good for you. Olympic lifting is good for you. Metabolic conditioning is good for you. Nothing in the program is horrible on your joints unless you're careless with form; but that goes with any workout regimen.

The pudgy guy who founded Crossfit that everyone calls "Coach" also walks with noticeable limp. That's because he used to be a gymnast and permanently injured his back waaaay back in the day. He dedicated the rest of his life to exercise physiology. If it were possible for him to exercise, he would.

On another note, I know everyone associates the Paleo diet with Crossfit. I've always found that a bit odd since The Zone was always the main nutritional program for Crossfit, and is a much better program imho. But just like exercise, follow whatever dietary program best suits you.
 
2014-05-14 05:08:53 PM  
Is this a new religion?
 
2014-05-14 05:09:00 PM  

AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?


Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.
 
2014-05-14 05:09:09 PM  

Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: brantgoose: Great map ... of the hipster douchebags who have to be at the gym in 26 minutes. Too bad it isn't high resolution, though. We could avoid individual counties and possibly individual douchebags if it tracked them one by one. Get the NSA on this--they're not doing anything useful.

Hipsters go to the gym? Not where I'm from....not a single beard in sight at my gym.


You're looking for the beard at the wrong end. It'll be on his arm. Also, check out the tats. Are they prison tats, douchebag tats or hipster tats? They might even be regular guy tats, like a navy tat or something.
 
2014-05-14 05:10:24 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: And yeah, yeah, 'It's not about training for looks' okay, but I'm not seeing any amazing feats of strength from these people.

Well, we are seeing the airing of the grievances.
 
2014-05-14 05:10:38 PM  

Trance354: I have no idea what's happening here...


Looks like a heavy ball slam.  Ground to overhead.

More Christmas Abbott:

blog.hellalife.com

/I'm not a fan of tattoos, but I am a fan of Christmas Abbott
 
2014-05-14 05:10:52 PM  

Wangiss: Aigoo: TheYeti: buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I came here to say this.

Jesus H. Christ, no one cares about how your run was today.

I only know one marathoner whose run length I give a shiat about. Dude's lost an entire person's worth of body weight in about a year--by taking up running & weightlighting and by changing his diet...hasn't ever done crossfit or any of that shiat. Did everything on his own, by doing his own research and coming up with his own exercise and dietary plans (and by putting down the damned fork, not eating McDonald's and shiat like that and not complaining he couldn't do it on a low income when he makes about 23k a year). A year ago, he was a full on couch potato with a waist size almost the same as his height. Now he wears size 36 waist jeans. Just ran his first half marathon, with a full marathon coming up later this year.

Sometimes, it can be a good thing when people post that shiat--keeps them accountable. Other times, they're talking shiat because they need to be at the gym in 26 minutes.

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It really was a cool story, I just thought there had to be some way to make my comment sort of Korean.


LOL, that pic is farking awesome, man.
 
2014-05-14 05:12:02 PM  

Marmilman: To say Crossfit is bad on your joints or makes one prone to injury (especially spinal) is record breaking ignorant. Plyometrics is good for you. Olympic lifting is good for you. Metabolic conditioning is good for you. Nothing in the program is horrible on your joints unless you're careless with form; but that goes with any workout regimen.


Crossfit is notoriously bad on training in proper form.  I've lifted a loooooong time, and no cross-fit enthusiast I've ever seen (unless they were a proper lifter before) can do a squat for shiat.  Or any Oly lift.  Jesus - you've now progressed to weapons-grade stupid.
 
2014-05-14 05:13:02 PM  
I love watching their 'pull ups'.
 
2014-05-14 05:13:14 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.


Actually, having plates the same size as 45s but of differing weights allows you to keep the bar at the same level on the ground for lifts like clean, snatch and deadlift. They're just training wheels.

I don't see the point of using them for bench or press, but...
 
2014-05-14 05:14:49 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.


Well using a standard diameter bumper plate keeps the height of the bar on the floor consistent, which is pretty handy.
 
2014-05-14 05:16:30 PM  

Super_pope: serial_crusher: Maybe it's just me, but I can look at a video on YouTube and think to myself, "yeah I'm doing it right" even when I'm doing it totally wrong.  Having a coach looking at me and specifically calling me out is immensely helpful.

Its everybody who came to it after a certain point.  If you weren't clearly physically gifted as a kid (the kind that moves and climbs and has great gross and fine motor skills) and didn't play team sports, you probably don't have the awareness and body control to move properly.

Lifting weights properly is all about synchronized activation of the appropriate motor units.  its not something you can just pick up with no coaching, because you have no idea how it all feels.

The first time I REALLY used my medial glutes (a long time after I started trying to get proficient) I was honestly like, "Wtf am I feeling there?  That's way better!"


So like a G spot.
 
2014-05-14 05:17:55 PM  
Get enough exercise at work.
 
2014-05-14 05:29:03 PM  

Gentoolive: Get enough exercise at work.


Jumping to conclusions, running off at the mouth, and assorted tasks? Yep, I've known many people who get plenty of the same exercise at work. My relatives get tons of exercise doing the same shiat, whether they're working or not. ;P
 
2014-05-14 05:32:05 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:  Yeah.  Oh, yeah.  And not nearly enough rest.  5x3x1 is a perfectly cromulent protocol - if you rest appropriately.  Sessions happen every 4-6 days, usually.  But if you do Squats, Bench Press, Deadlift, Cheat Curl and Tricep Pulldowns for 3 sets of 1 rep at 85/90/85% 1RM (resting 3 minutes in between), you will definitely get strong, no doubt.

I usually do a Wendler cycle 5, 5, >5 one week, 3, 3, >3 the following week, and 5, 3, 1 the week after that. Usually week 1 is goes from 60%-75% 1RM, week 2 is like 70-80%, and week 3 goes for the 1RM to calculate percentages the following cycle. Seemed to work pretty well for me; and you're right. Rest in between is key. I don't think I could do even that sort of weight more than two times a week on the same muscle group.
 
2014-05-14 05:38:43 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: The closest thing to Crossfit that I do is kettlebell swings while softly chanting "group sex" with each swing

/55lbs kettlebell
//too damned many reps in too damned many sets


The first time my trainer had me do pole squats, I wanted to ask "Whose pole?"  MIght be a female perspective thing, lol.

/good girls tone
//bad girls deadlift
 
2014-05-14 05:53:59 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Russ1642: LazyMedia: brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.

QFT. I tried Cross Fit when I was already in pretty good shape. Threw out my back doing dead lifts.

Probably because they didn't teach proper lifting technique but rather just said, hey do some deadlifts. Go.

Comcast has these On-Demand workouts and they tell you to do deadlifts with no form instruction and they want you to move fast at it like an aerobic exercise.  Even though it's only about 20 pounds they're going to get sued if the keep that up.


Who takes exercise advice from Comcast?
 
2014-05-14 05:55:06 PM  

BiblioTech: Smeggy Smurf: The closest thing to Crossfit that I do is kettlebell swings while softly chanting "group sex" with each swing

/55lbs kettlebell
//too damned many reps in too damned many sets

The first time my trainer had me do pole squats, I wanted to ask "Whose pole?"  MIght be a female perspective thing, lol.

/good girls tone
//bad girls deadlift


How YOU doin...?
 
2014-05-14 05:55:19 PM  

BiblioTech: Smeggy Smurf: The closest thing to Crossfit that I do is kettlebell swings while softly chanting "group sex" with each swing

/55lbs kettlebell
//too damned many reps in too damned many sets

The first time my trainer had me do pole squats, I wanted to ask "Whose pole?"  MIght be a female perspective thing, lol.

/good girls tone
//bad girls deadlift


Preach on, sistawomon.
 
2014-05-14 06:50:09 PM  
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2014-05-14 06:55:45 PM  

Korzine: Splish: They stand around, drinking water, talking about their circuits and how they hate leg day.

Everyone hates leg day. That's not a crossfit thing.

/Friends don't let friends skip leg day.
//Everyday is upper body day


Ehhhh I never cared, but then genetics blessed me with calves and thighs that develop easily.
 
2014-05-14 07:04:23 PM  
Haven't set foot in a gym in 20 years and regret every pointless minute I ever spent in one. The last gym I belonged to was poorly ventilated and when you walked in, the stink of bad breath would hit you like a punch in the face.  And the poor schlubs at the desk were so filled with it they couldn't smell it. Barf.
 
2014-05-14 07:18:11 PM  

inner ted: Smeggy Smurf: Crudbucket: Smeggy Smurf: eagles95: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

My wife and I tried paleo...its crazy. If I want a damned baked potato or bagel I'm going to eat it.

Unless you have Celiacs it's not the kind of eating that should be taken completely to heart.  Cherry pick the stuff that makes sense to you.  A whole new world of culinary wonders awaits you once you step into the world of eating different.  

Ever roast a head of cauliflower in a spicy yogurt sauce?  Or make your own energy bars using no wheat products at all?

You don't have to go all wonky about it.  Just cut back the processed foods to as little as possible.  Make it yourself from scratch when you can.  It's worth incorporating into your diet.  Just don't be stupid about it.

The best general dieting rule of thumb I got from a paleo blog was to just stick to the edges of a grocery store. Fruits, veggies, meats are all on the outside loop and you can eat pretty much all you want of any of those. Go down the aisles as little as possible, that's where all the canned, boxed, processed shiat is.

For the most part that's right.  The Grade A maple syrup you'll have to brave the center aisles for.

go with B grade  -  less refined, more minerals n stuffs



Seconded.  For the record, grade B is made from later runnings of the sap; it's "refined" the same as grade A.
 
2014-05-14 07:25:11 PM  

Huggermugger: Rapmaster2000: Russ1642: LazyMedia: brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.

QFT. I tried Cross Fit when I was already in pretty good shape. Threw out my back doing dead lifts.

Probably because they didn't teach proper lifting technique but rather just said, hey do some deadlifts. Go.

Comcast has these On-Demand workouts and they tell you to do deadlifts with no form instruction and they want you to move fast at it like an aerobic exercise.  Even though it's only about 20 pounds they're going to get sued if the keep that up.

Who takes exercise advice from Comcast?


They're workout videos.  That's like asking who takes advice from Norm Abrams... he's on Comcast.
 
2014-05-14 07:29:18 PM  
The Crossfitters are just another reason I hate Facebook (forced to use it for work).

When I first started seeing all the WOD posts, I thought that stood for word of the day and that if you said that word, you would be punished with burpees. I am still not sure if that interpretation was entirely wrong.

Based on all the proselytizing, it does seem very cult-like. I feel as if one of them might run or burpee their way to my house to give me literature denouncing my Bodies in Motion videotapes.
 
2014-05-14 07:39:32 PM  
2 years of Crossfit with never an injury. After I realized that Crossfit sucks and is just way too much work for the results I quit. 4 months later I got rhabdo from cycling. Stupid rhabdo.
 
2014-05-14 07:48:45 PM  
Crossfiters are like the people that go to the gym and haven't googled the exercise they plan on attempting to do.
 
2014-05-14 08:11:20 PM  

panda: How many marathon trainings have resulted in rhabdomyolysis?


I remember reading a thing where apparently they mention that it happens with CrossFit as if it were something like a pulled hamstring, I nearly shot the coffee in my mouth across the room. That is a very serious condition and to be doing something where the chance of it is so elevated that people go "Oh yeah you might get this" is just insane. The casual attitude towards it, is even worse.
 
2014-05-14 08:24:29 PM  

buntz: Trance354: I have no idea what's happening here...

Looks like a heavy ball slam.  Ground to overhead.

More Christmas Abbott:

[blog.hellalife.com image 500x500]

/I'm not a fan of tattoos, but I am a fan of Christmas Abbott


That looks like a 19 year-old boy in drag. The tattooing is maybe not as well thought out or arranged as it could be, although she at least appears to have gone to someone who could draw a little better than Liefeld. Long story short, not even with your dick.
 
2014-05-14 08:34:51 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Long story short, not even with your dick.


theoverlookedonlookers.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-14 08:53:15 PM  

Atomic Spunk: Ha ha, I knew Hawaii would be up near the top! Those gyms and their disciples are everywhere.

I have a facebook friend who is a chiropractor and she's very involved in the crossfit community/cult. She recently posted, which much glee, that 75% of her new clients in 2013 were from the crossfit community. Obviously it's been a great thing for her business, but I don't think she realized how bad it sounds to those who don't do crossfit.



Most likely, the reason for the influx of chiropractic visits is herd mentality and/or flocking behavior.
 
2014-05-14 09:07:20 PM  
WTF is a crossfit?
 
2014-05-14 09:09:34 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [i.imgur.com image 453x604]
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FAP
 
2014-05-14 09:13:01 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Huggermugger: Rapmaster2000: Russ1642: LazyMedia: brap: You'll be in the best shape you've ever been within three months, which will great for the nine months you will spend recovering from your severe spinal injury.

QFT. I tried Cross Fit when I was already in pretty good shape. Threw out my back doing dead lifts.

Probably because they didn't teach proper lifting technique but rather just said, hey do some deadlifts. Go.

Comcast has these On-Demand workouts and they tell you to do deadlifts with no form instruction and they want you to move fast at it like an aerobic exercise.  Even though it's only about 20 pounds they're going to get sued if the keep that up.

Who takes exercise advice from Comcast?

They're workout videos.  That's like asking who takes advice from Norm Abrams... he's on Comcast.


Are you trying to get me started on Norm Abrams?
 
2014-05-14 09:17:58 PM  
crossfit brought all the hate on itself, just like hipsters do.  when a big part of your scene culture is to be condenscending toward anybody else not into it yeah, you're going to get your negativity thrown right back at you.

crossfit can be a good workout and get you into good shape.  just like a million other workout routines that work just as well.  the superiority complex that tons of crossfitters carry around with them is just stupid.
 
2014-05-14 09:31:59 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Marmilman: To say Crossfit is bad on your joints or makes one prone to injury (especially spinal) is record breaking ignorant. Plyometrics is good for you. Olympic lifting is good for you. Metabolic conditioning is good for you. Nothing in the program is horrible on your joints unless you're careless with form; but that goes with any workout regimen.

Crossfit is notoriously bad on training in proper form.  I've lifted a loooooong time, and no cross-fit enthusiast I've ever seen (unless they were a proper lifter before) can do a squat for shiat.  Or any Oly lift.  Jesus - you've now progressed to weapons-grade stupid.


I've highlighted the part you clearly missed.

/speaking of weapons grade stupid....
 
2014-05-14 09:40:12 PM  

Marmilman: Olympic lifting is good for you.


They're doing it wrong. If you watched a weightlifter work out they do it very differently. For one there is no speed element to what they do. There is a great emphasis on form and going full through the range of motion. And they also don't do a ton of reps either. Oh and they always lift with a belt. Also with plyo, it's great if you do it right. Doing everything as fast as you can, is not doing it right. While occasionally doing things fast is fine, it's not an every time thing. Also doing an insane number of reps, taking almost no time off, and doing it again, is not the right way to do it. And I speak from experience on plyometrics, I did them a ton when I ran track where I was a sprinter and long/triple jumper. Oh yeah the assistant track coach who also handled pre-season workouts, if you looked overly tired or you said you felt like you almost puked, would send you home. Oh yeah, being in pain from lifting was not exactly taken well either.
 
2014-05-14 10:30:05 PM  
Not much difference to the body between drug addiction and fitness addiction.
 
2014-05-14 10:38:41 PM  
Here's my issue with Crossfit. I can resist pressure to engage in poor form or overtrain fairly well. But the yahoos standing around making stupid, unnecessary noises, and offering "encouragement" are gonna make me drop the farking weight.
 
2014-05-14 10:42:46 PM  

WhyteRaven74: They're doing it wrong. If you watched a weightlifter work out they do it very differently. For one there is no speed element to what they do.


That's because you're comparing two totally different workout programs with two totally different goals. One is focused on pure strength training, while the other is on general physical preparedness.

WhyteRaven74: There is a great emphasis on form and going full through the range of motion.


There should always be great emphasis on form. Mark Rippetoe and Mike Burgener are two of the foremost olympic weightlifting coaches in the nation. They know their shiat, and they teach proper form (as well as proper programming for those only interested in oly lifts). Maybe you've come across some idiot xfit trainers who didn't do their jobs properly, because Crossfit does not sanction sacrificing form for speed. Ever.

WhyteRaven74: And they also don't do a ton of reps either.


Again, Crossfit isn't solely focused on strength training; it is a general physical fitness preparedness program. That being said, there are days when the official workout of the day focuses solely on strength, or power. Those types of workouts are identical to that of a strength training program.

WhyteRaven74: Oh and they always lift with a belt.


For starters, not all strength trainers wear a belt, that part is absolutely not true. Regardless, the reason crossfitters don't wear belts (or wear gloves for that matter) is because such accessories are essentially crutches. If you can't lift the weight without a belt or gloves then you can't lift the weight. Firefighters, military and LEO for example don't wear belts or gloves on the job, so there's no point in training with them.

WhyteRaven74: Also with plyo, it's great if you do it right.


Everything we're talking about is only great if it's done right.  Crossfit doesn't suggest ever doing something the wrong way.

WhyteRaven74: Doing everything as fast as you can, is not doing it right.


It's called conditioning.

WhyteRaven74: While occasionally doing things fast is fine, it's not an every time thing.


Not all Crossfit workouts are metcon oriented.

WhyteRaven74: Also doing an insane number of reps, taking almost no time off, and doing it again, is not the right way to do it.


Is not the right way to do WHAT? Strength train? You're right, nobody is suggesting it is. You're misunderstanding the point of Crossfit, or confusing with a pure strength training program.

WhyteRaven74: And I speak from experience on plyometrics, I did them a ton when I ran track where I was a sprinter and long/triple jumper.


So am I. I was a personal trainer and managed a personal training studio for years. I am a CSCS (although I haven't been in the industry for a while now). My boss (the owner of the PT studio) was the head track and field coach at Kansas State University.

WhyteRaven74: Oh yeah the assistant track coach who also handled pre-season workouts, if you looked overly tired or you said you felt like you almost puked, would send you home.


Well good for him. Puking from a workout is counterproductive and unhealthy.

WhyteRaven74: Oh yeah, being in pain from lifting was not exactly taken well either.


As long as you can recognize the difference between DOMS, your vagina hurting, and an actual injury, you'll be fine.
 
2014-05-14 10:53:52 PM  
South Dakota finally has a selling point.
 
2014-05-14 10:59:23 PM  

Marmilman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Marmilman: To say Crossfit is bad on your joints or makes one prone to injury (especially spinal) is record breaking ignorant. Plyometrics is good for you. Olympic lifting is good for you. Metabolic conditioning is good for you. Nothing in the program is horrible on your joints unless you're careless with form; but that goes with any workout regimen.

Crossfit is notoriously bad on training in proper form.  I've lifted a loooooong time, and no cross-fit enthusiast I've ever seen (unless they were a proper lifter before) can do a squat for shiat.  Or any Oly lift.  Jesus - you've now progressed to weapons-grade stupid.

I've highlighted the part you clearly missed.

/speaking of weapons grade stupid....


And you missed the part about Crossfit not being about form.

Go back to your box and yell some more, brodude. We real lifters have actual work to do.
 
2014-05-14 11:54:14 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Marmilman: Benevolent Misanthrope: Marmilman: To say Crossfit is bad on your joints or makes one prone to injury (especially spinal) is record breaking ignorant. Plyometrics is good for you. Olympic lifting is good for you. Metabolic conditioning is good for you. Nothing in the program is horrible on your joints unless you're careless with form; but that goes with any workout regimen.

Crossfit is notoriously bad on training in proper form.  I've lifted a loooooong time, and no cross-fit enthusiast I've ever seen (unless they were a proper lifter before) can do a squat for shiat.  Or any Oly lift.  Jesus - you've now progressed to weapons-grade stupid.

I've highlighted the part you clearly missed.

/speaking of weapons grade stupid....

And you missed the part about Crossfit not being about form.

Go back to your box and yell some more, brodude. We real lifters have actual work to do.


Oh my god, that's hilarious. Not only do you have zero clue as to what you're talking about, you've convinced yourself that "crossfit isn't about form" (whatever the fark that means) despite having very little (if any) interaction with crossfit at all. Here's a link to Crossfit's olympic lifting instruction demos. Please, tell me what's wrong with the form they teach in any of those videos. Unless of course you're perfectly content with holding a dumbass opinion due to willful ignorance -- in which case, carry on back to your hobbit hole of arrogance and stupidity, Cro-magnon.
 
2014-05-15 12:15:56 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Actually, having plates the same size as 45s but of differing weights allows you to keep the bar at the same level on the ground for lifts like clean, snatch and deadlift. They're just training wheels.

I don't see the point of using them for bench or press, but...


Jster422: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Well using a standard diameter bumper plate keeps the height of the bar on the floor consistent, which is pretty handy.


Really, you two? Really?
 
2014-05-15 12:36:56 AM  

Por que tan serioso: Kubo: Been Crossfitting for about a year and a half now, and I personally love it. I get the anger towards it though; if you go on YouTube and search "CrossFit," the first few results will undoubtedly be people trying to clean more  weight than they can safely manage, snatch more weight than they can safely manage, and squat more weight than they can safely manage. These people, more often than not, are the ones who end up hurting themselves.

The problem with CrossFit, which relates directly to these injuries, is that there are no specific guidelines or oversight on CrossFit gyms. To run a CrossFit gym (called a "box" by CFers), the coach needs to be CrossFit certified, but that's it. Once a coach has a certification, he/she does the programming and allows the athletes to lift what they think is right. For this reason, it's important for anyone interested in doing CF to actually research the box you are thinking of joining. My CF box is coached by a guy who was trained and competed in Olympic-style lifting, so he's VERY strict on what we can lift and can't. It's also very important that we have the technique of lifts down before we try it. That means we go through several weeks of training on very low weight for certain lifts before we try to do anything resembling heavy weight. That said, I've been to other boxes where I've seen a 105lb woman try to power clean 185lbs. The variation in the quality of the boxes is huge.

Having played HS baseball, football, and hockey, as well as collegiate ice hockey (I know, I know... gym in 26 minutes, all that)... it seems to me that my likelihood of injury doing CF is about the same as any competitive sport. Just like any other sport, however, it depends on oversight and quality of your strength coach. Know your limits and don't train like an ass, and you won't hurt yourself.

I read part of your post then felt like you should be punched in your "box".


+1
 
2014-05-15 01:54:16 AM  

unheatedgarage: rzrwiresunrise: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Actually, having plates the same size as 45s but of differing weights allows you to keep the bar at the same level on the ground for lifts like clean, snatch and deadlift. They're just training wheels.

I don't see the point of using them for bench or press, but...

Jster422: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Well using a standard diameter bumper plate keeps the height of the bar on the floor consistent, which is pretty handy.

Really, you two? Really?


Believe it or not, what they're doing in the video is a specific type of Strongman exercise called the Continental Clean. If you pay attention, the diameter of the "axle" (the barbell for Strongman lifts) is bigger than your standard barbell, making it much harder to grip. It is not an olympic lift.

Strongman is all about lifting the absolute limit of your strength with objects that are hard to grip. There really is no proper form to the continental clean; it generally does look like a monkey farking barbell when someone does it. Pretty much all strongman lifts look awkward and painful. I personally would never do a Strongman exercise, nor would I ever advocate anyone do them. Unless the people in that video have already mastered the technique of basic barbell lifts and significantly increased their strength, having them do a Strongman exercise is ridiculously dangerous and irresponsible.

/Fellow Real Lifters™ should already know this kind of stuff. Am I right  Benevolent Misanthrope?
 
2014-05-15 02:10:11 AM  
One of my coworkers was telling me his wife has to go to this child's birthday party because the child's mother is one of her "Crossfit Friends" and you could hear the capital letters.  When you start talking about "Crossfit Friends" it makes me think of  "Cleared of Thetans friend"

/hail Xenu Crossfit
 
2014-05-15 02:24:30 AM  

Marmilman: unheatedgarage: rzrwiresunrise: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Actually, having plates the same size as 45s but of differing weights allows you to keep the bar at the same level on the ground for lifts like clean, snatch and deadlift. They're just training wheels.

I don't see the point of using them for bench or press, but...

Jster422: Benevolent Misanthrope: AeAe: rzrwiresunrise: When CrossFit goes wrong....

I like some of the WODs, they're a nice change up from strength training. But watching some people do O-lifts in a CrossFit class makes me cringe.

I don't get why they do that.  Why not just practice cleans with a lighter weight with correct form?

Why not use weight plates of different sizes, instead of 10 pound plates the same size as 45s?  Cross-fit is about pretending to lift.  Watch the video linked above.  It's spot on.

Well using a standard diameter bumper plate keeps the height of the bar on the floor consistent, which is pretty handy.

Really, you two? Really?

Believe it or not, what they're doing in the video is a specific type of Strongman exercise called the Continental Clean. If you pay attention, the diameter of the "axle" (the barbell for Strongman lifts) is bigger than your standard barbell, making it much harder to grip. It is not an olympic lift.

Strongman is all about lifting the absolute limit of your strength with objects that are hard to grip. There really is no proper form to the continental clean; it generally does look like a monkey farking barbell when someone ...


Right. I hear what you're saying about the thick bar and all that--it's good stuff to increase grip strength and to increase whole-body strength in general. I guess my main "?" moment was with the plate size comments, because in my mind, a ten or twenty five pound plate, regardless of its size, matters not if it has been slid next to a 45 pound plate--that's moot because the circumference of that larger plate will more than make up for the weight of the smaller ones. I mean, unless those smaller plates are made out of platinum or lead, who gives a fark how big they are?

That being said, after I wrote my last post, I think I may have gotten what you were saying--like, if a ten pound plate was the same circumference as a 45 pound plate, it would be good to teach someone the lift. I guess I was thinking from the viewpoint of "if someone can't do a deadlift with a couple of 45's loaded on the bar, then wtf does it matter the size of the lighter plates?". For instance, my mom would probably be doing good to do a DL with just the bar, but is that really heavy enough to worry about whether or not she's picking it up off the floor or if it's loaded with a plastic weight the same circumference as a 45? I say no--even someone as out-of-shape as her would have no problem picking the bar up off the floor. Not to mention the fact that as someone grows stronger and moves from the 25, to 35, and eventually the 45 pound plates, in some respects the lift will get somewhat easier from a leverage advantage standpoint.

I dunno. I'm using beer as a post-workout drink tonight, so lol
 
2014-05-15 02:44:36 AM  

unheatedgarage: if a ten pound plate was the same circumference as a 45 pound plate, it would be good to teach someone the lift.


Exactly.
 
2014-05-15 03:03:51 AM  

rzrwiresunrise: unheatedgarage: if a ten pound plate was the same circumference as a 45 pound plate, it would be good to teach someone the lift.

Exactly.


...'though I still think those big plates are there to help stroke egos.
 
2014-05-15 04:34:35 AM  

bikerbob59: TheYeti: buntz: I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

I came here to say this.

Jesus H. Christ, no one cares about how your run was today.

I do a 5K at lunch ever day.


How was it today?
 
2014-05-15 06:44:29 AM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: buntz: I don't understand the vitriol for CrossFit.

I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

Good point(even though I know this isnt you're point at all), Id rather listen to Cross Fit all day long than listen to my younger coworkers talk about how many miles they ran over the weekend. Doesnt anyone go out to the bars and get so drunk they cant do anything the next day(except drink) anymore? EVERY Monday its "I ran this half marathon" or "I ran 14 miles training for this marathon" Drinking and sexy times with the opposite sex are what my friends and I talked about at work on Monday when I was 10 years younger. I am older and healthier now and run 2-3 miles every other day and HATE every second of it. Hitting the heavy bag(no, not my wife) in my basement is the only fun workout I have.


Then why not do some other form of exercise? Life forces us to do enough things we dislike; there is no reason to suffer while exercising. Take up swing dancing, hot yoga, rock climbing - anything you'll like doing.
 
2014-05-15 07:47:33 AM  

Nogale: BEER_ME_in_CT: buntz: I don't understand the vitriol for CrossFit.

I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

Good point(even though I know this isnt you're point at all), Id rather listen to Cross Fit all day long than listen to my younger coworkers talk about how many miles they ran over the weekend. Doesnt anyone go out to the bars and get so drunk they cant do anything the next day(except drink) anymore? EVERY Monday its "I ran this half marathon" or "I ran 14 miles training for this marathon" Drinking and sexy times with the opposite sex are what my friends and I talked about at work on Monday when I was 10 years younger. I am older and healthier now and run 2-3 miles every other day and HATE every second of it. Hitting the heavy bag(no, not my wife) in my basement is the only fun workout I have.

Then why not do some other form of exercise? Life forces us to do enough things we dislike; there is no reason to suffer while exercising. Take up swing dancing, hot yoga, rock climbing - anything you'll like doing.


Except Crossfit. According to this thread, even if you like crossfit, don't do it. It'll destroy your body and people will think you're an asshole.
 
2014-05-15 08:40:24 AM  
CrossFit does the body good.

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and they brush up well too.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-15 09:43:33 AM  

Aigoo: inner ted: Rapmaster2000: inner ted: Rapmaster2000: My wife's friend is into Cross-Fit.  We went to an Indian place and she informed the waiter she was paleo-dieting.  The only thing she could eat was a salad.

was it also a vegetarian restaurant ?

No, but it had something to do with the sauces that all of the meats were in.  There was no tandoori chicken or anything like that.  One of the waiters was a young Indian guy and he knew about the whole thing because he was cross-fitty.  He was like "yeah, not much".

perhaps sugar in the sauce is the culprit - which depending on how hard core you/they/me are trying to be about it, can be excused for a night out kind of thing. doesn't mean you have to wash it down with the whole tray of pita bread.

Except that when you've been eating paleo (or any kind of keto diet, which paleo pretty much is for the most part) for any real length of time, 'cheating' tends to make you feel like shiat physically. A small amount isn't bad, but anything more than a very small amount, and you will feel like you have either the flu or a stomach bug.

Yes, I do eat a modified keto diet, and yes, cheating on a scale larger than a gram or two (roughly one to two thirds of an ounce) of something I'm "not supposed" to eat makes me feel unwell. But I've been on modified keto for about five years for health reasons on the advice of doctors and not as part of some kind of fad, so there might be a bit of a difference there.


agreed
the point i was trying to make was sometimes it's either not eat, or know that you are "cheating" & get past it, knowing there will be some consequence as you described.

it makes social events a little easier & i don't come off as quite the foodie douche

/i am a foodie douche though
/as opposed to the apparent fark line of thought of "fark it, i'm going dumpster diving and i don't care what i put in my body"
 
2014-05-15 10:24:13 AM  

I'm an Egyptian!: Nogale: BEER_ME_in_CT: buntz: I don't understand the vitriol for CrossFit.

I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

Good point(even though I know this isnt you're point at all), Id rather listen to Cross Fit all day long than listen to my younger coworkers talk about how many miles they ran over the weekend. Doesnt anyone go out to the bars and get so drunk they cant do anything the next day(except drink) anymore? EVERY Monday its "I ran this half marathon" or "I ran 14 miles training for this marathon" Drinking and sexy times with the opposite sex are what my friends and I talked about at work on Monday when I was 10 years younger. I am older and healthier now and run 2-3 miles every other day and HATE every second of it. Hitting the heavy bag(no, not my wife) in my basement is the only fun workout I have.

Then why not do some other form of exercise? Life forces us to do enough things we dislike; there is no reason to suffer while exercising. Take up swing dancing, hot yoga, rock climbing - anything you'll like doing.

Except Crossfit. According to this thread, even if you like crossfit, don't do it. It'll destroy your body and people will think you're an asshole.


Hey, what if you like smoking crack? When something is a bad idea, the fact that you like it shouldn't matter.
 
2014-05-15 11:13:49 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: I'm an Egyptian!: Nogale: BEER_ME_in_CT: buntz: I don't understand the vitriol for CrossFit.

I mean, I hear people talk about running marathons constantly, especially on Facebook,  but I don't spend my days making "anti-marathon" memes about it.

Good point(even though I know this isnt you're point at all), Id rather listen to Cross Fit all day long than listen to my younger coworkers talk about how many miles they ran over the weekend. Doesnt anyone go out to the bars and get so drunk they cant do anything the next day(except drink) anymore? EVERY Monday its "I ran this half marathon" or "I ran 14 miles training for this marathon" Drinking and sexy times with the opposite sex are what my friends and I talked about at work on Monday when I was 10 years younger. I am older and healthier now and run 2-3 miles every other day and HATE every second of it. Hitting the heavy bag(no, not my wife) in my basement is the only fun workout I have.

Then why not do some other form of exercise? Life forces us to do enough things we dislike; there is no reason to suffer while exercising. Take up swing dancing, hot yoga, rock climbing - anything you'll like doing.

Except Crossfit. According to this thread, even if you like crossfit, don't do it. It'll destroy your body and people will think you're an asshole.

Hey, what if you like smoking crack? When something is a bad idea, the fact that you like it shouldn't matter.


Conversely if something is good for you, just because you don't like it or had a few bad experiences with it doesn't matter. Broccoli is good for you. Maybe you don't want to eat it because you saw someone eat a lot of it in one sitting, which later gave them excruciatingly
painful stomach cramps from too much fiber. Maybe you ate rotten broccoli which gave you food poisoning. Or maybe you just don't like the taste of it. Do those facts make broccoli any less good for you? No. Broccoli is still good for you whether you like it or not.
Does that mean you are "wrong" if you don't eat broccoli? Of course not, there are tons of other great vegetables and many ways to eat healthy.  Do what works for you.
 
2014-05-15 03:58:59 PM  

Space Station Wagon: Forget cross fit, I already played highschool sports.

I want this. A work out every morning that is easy on my back, knees and shoulders.
[www.poolspaoutdoor.com image 470x338]


I am so with you there.

My "I'm too poor" version is a wetsuit and the pacific ocean.  I would gleefully kill someone to get a lap pool of any kind in my house.
 
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